Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The Brexit crisis has come to a head with Prime Minister Johnson's confrontational tactics, which have served to unite the Remainer majority in Parliament. It is now intent on stopping a No Deal Brexit. Johnson has turned on his own MPs who dare to dissent, expelling recent former ministers and Tory grandees. A general election is now inevitable, but Labour would find one fought solely on Brexit difficult as it has shifted further in the direction of Remain, but still needs the support of Leave voters. It will need once again to focus on policies beyond Brexit, unifying people round an anti-austerity platform and its positive vision for Britain.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
To combat the climate crisis we need state intervention and planning. this is an opportunity for the left to argue for collective solutions to the planet's problems. Change must not be at the expense of individuals and the working class. Labour's Green Industrial Revolution policies, with their focus on climate justice, can unify all those who are interested in and affected by climate change, creating a broad movement.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Many argue that "another Europe is possible", that the EU can be reformed. However, its structures and logic make that impossible. Neo-liberal capitalism is built into its treaties and the democratic mechanisms effectively do not exist to change that.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Dominic Cummings is Boris Johnson's most influential adviser and architect of his high stakes confrontational strategy, taking on his own party and its MPs, the Remain opposition and the EU. What are his background and beliefs?
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Through anti-working class legislation, inequality in access to the law and conspiracies of the corrupt, the rich and the powerful, working class people are denied justice. Through long, hard battles some have succeed in getting to the truth behind state cover-ups. Some battles continue. Grenfell, Orgreave, Hillsborough, Bloody Sunday are a few examples in a very long list.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Austerity is taking its toll with life expectancy in Britain beginning to decline. We have come to expect that the lives of the next generation will be better than those of the one before, however, inequality and poverty are for the first time rolling back people's life chances.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
In one of the richest cities in the world ordinary people find it increasingly difficult to live their lives. in particular there is an acute shortage of affordable housing, yet the draft London Plan is skewed not to their needs but towards the interests of developers and growth at all costs.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
May has been forced out at last, unable to sell her unpopular Brexit deal to parliament. The two leadership contenders to replace her both promise to carry through on Brexit, yet that is not what the ruling class wants. While this saga drags on in Britain, the EU continues to get on with other business, mainly jockeying for the top jobs post the EU elections and dealing with its own internal conflicts.